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Advisory Committee on Judicial Conduct

The Advisory Committee on Judicial Conduct (ACJC) was created in 1974 to assist the Supreme Court by investigating allegations of unethical judicial conduct and by referring to the Court those matters that the Committee considers to require public disciplinary action. The composition and procedures of the Committee are set forth in Rule 2:15.

All records of and investigations conducted by the ACJC's staff are confidential in accordance with Court Rule 2:15-20. Confidentiality ceases only if and when the ACJC decides that there is probable cause for the imposition of public discipline and issues a formal complaint requiring the judge to answer and appear at a public hearing. Proceedings from the formal complaint on are no longer confidential.

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2015

  • Answer: In the Matter of Dennis M. Baptista, Judge of the Municipal Court
  • Formal Hearing : In the Matter of Municipal Court Judge Mario A. Batelli Postponed
  • Stipulations: In the Matter of Municipal Court Judge Mario A. Batelli
  • Formal Complaint: In the Matter of Dennis M. Baptista, Judge of the Municipal Court
  • Answer: Joseph A. Portelli, Judge of the Superior Court.
  • Supreme Court Order: In the Matter of Gerald J. Council, Judge of the Superior Court
  • Formal Complaint: Joseph A. Portelli, Judge of the Superior Court.
  • Answer: IMO Thomas J. Scattergood, Former Judge of the Municipal Court
  • Formal Complaint: IMO Thomas J. Scattergood, Former Judge of the Municipal Court
  • Stipulations: In the Matter of Municipal Court Judge C. William Bowkley
  • Supreme Court Order: In the Matter of Antonio Inacio, Judge of the Municipal Court
  • Contituation of Formal Hearing: In the Matter of Superior Court Judge Gerald J. Council
  • Answer: In the Matter of Mario A. Batelli, Judge of the Municipal Court
  • Formal Complaint: in the Matter of Mario A. Batelli, Judge of the Municipal Court
  • Formal Hearing: In the Matter of Superior Court Judge Gerald J. Council
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